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Transformation of ‘left behind’ area of city centre planned as major US group snaps up buildings

October 16, 2020
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A major scheme to redevelop Bristol’s high-profile but neglected St Mary le Port area on the edge of Castle Park is being drawn up following the acquisition of the three buildings on the site. US-based global investment manager Federated Hermes has bought Bank House, Bank of England House and...

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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

October 16, 2020
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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

Firms will ‘despair’ over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments today that they should prepare for a no-deal Brexit, the region’s biggest business organisation said. Describing the move as “another period of political theatre”, Business West managing director Phil Smith, pictured, said firms across the West of England were already...

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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

October 16, 2020
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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

More than £100m is to be spent on ambitious plans that use the West of England’s creativity and diversity to protect and secure jobs while building back greener and creating opportunities for all residents. The plan has been drawn up by the region’s Recovery Taskforce, which brings together businesses,...

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Bristol Property Inclusion Charter reaches 35 signatories as Avison Young joins

October 16, 2020
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Bristol Property Inclusion Charter reaches 35 signatories as Avison Young joins

International property consultancy has signed up to the Bristol Property Inclusion Charter, which supports and drives diversity and inclusion in the property sector across the city. Founded by Karl Brown, a partner in the commercial property team in Clarke Willmott, the charter is the UK’s first city-wide property industry...

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Landscape architect behind many of London’s top street designs joins PJA’s Bristol office

October 13, 2020
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Landscape architect behind many of London’s top street designs joins PJA’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of transport planning, engineering and placemaking consultancy PJA has appointed award-winning chartered landscape architect David Moores as technical director in its placemaking team. David, pictured, brings 30 years’ experience of public realm and street design to the firm, which also has bases in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Reading,...

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Bristol office market holds strong despite impact of Covid, say agents

October 9, 2020
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Bristol office market holds strong despite impact of Covid, say agents

Bristol’s office market is proving resilient despite uncertainties triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report, with take-up so far this year in line with the five-year average. Latest figures from the Bristol Office Agents Society show strong demand for good quality space and suggest that occupiers...

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Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

October 9, 2020
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Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

New support for firms forced to close by law because of coronavirus restrictions announced this afternoon by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been welcomed by Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce. The scheme, under which the government will pay two-thirds of the wages of staff working for...

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New division launched by fast-growing Mobius Works as it targets larger projects

October 8, 2020
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Bristol integrated services group Mobius Works has launched a new branch of the business to specialise in larger projects as main contractor. Mobius Construct, which will operate across the south of England, will allow the group to deliver projects valued at £400,000-plus, including building, construction, refurbishment, interiors and fit-out,...

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New Business West directory offers support and opportunities for firms as Covid and Brexit hit home

October 8, 2020
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New Business West directory offers support and opportunities for firms as Covid and Brexit hit home

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has launched a directory service to help signpost firms to vital advice, opportunities and support services. Back to Business is an evolution of Business West’s highly successful Trading Through Coronavirus platform, which has been visited by more than 100,000 businesses across the...

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Zoom-ing in on potential trade links with China’s hypergrowth Greater Bay Area

October 7, 2020
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Zoom-ing in on potential trade links with China’s hypergrowth Greater Bay Area

Opportunities for Bristol firms in the world’s largest economic zone – China’s Greater Bay Area – have been highlighted at an online gathering led by West of England experts. Invest Bristol & Bath (IBB), the inward investment arm of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) teamed up with...

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Restaurant chain opens showpiece venue in Bristol with promise to defy the gloom in the sector

October 2, 2020
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Restaurant chain opens showpiece venue in Bristol with promise to defy the gloom in the sector

Restaurant chain D&D London today officially opening its £2m Klosterhaus restaurant in central Bristol – a move its directors view as a timely vote of confidence in the city’s ever-expanding food scene. Despite bars, cafés and restaurants having to adapt to changing Covid-linked restrictions – and some closing down completely...

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Pioneering Bristol project harnesses machine learning to reduce building site injuries

October 2, 2020
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Pioneering Bristol project harnesses machine learning to reduce building site injuries

One Big Circle, the Bristol-based ‘intelligent video’ firm, and UWE Bristol have secured funding as part of a consortium to create an innovative AI system aimed at keeping construction site staff safe at work. Dubbed Computer-Vision-SMART, the system will harness the latest real-time image and machine-learning technologies to detect,...

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Clarke Willmott continues to strengthen its construction team with Bristol appointment

September 30, 2020
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Clarke Willmott continues to strengthen its construction team with Bristol appointment

National law firm Clarke Willmott has appointed a new senior associate to the contentious construction team in its Bristol office. Rebecca Harries-Williams, pictured, has joined from regional law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office, where she spent just over five years as an associate (disputes resolution) in its projects, infrastructure...

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